The Algarve has something to offer everyone. Whether you like good food, golf, sports, going out or just more peace and quiet or love nature, everything is possible.
Imagine that you own a beautiful, luxurious house in the Algarve, which fully meets your needs. Do you choose an apartment near the beach or rather a villa in one of the high quality golf resorts, such as the famous Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo or Monte Rei Golf & Country Club? Would you like to have a private swimming pool, a beautiful large garden or both? The possibilities are endless.
What does your ideal day look like?
In the morning a dip in the pool or a walk around one of the many luxurious golf courses, then a delicious lunch on your terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening you can dine in one of the many top restaurants and then get a breath of fresh air on the beach. Or you can take your car to go out to Lisbon, Spain or the rugged coast of Western Algarve. But enjoying the sea with a boat is also possible…
A dream? Some dreams come true!
Golf is also one of the many attractive aspects of the Algarve. The Algarve is internationally known for a number of beautiful golf resorts, such as Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Monte Rei Golf & Country Club and many other golf courses. As a lover of the Algarve and golf, I (Hugo) am very familiar with these resorts.
The Algarve is a beautiful, diverse region with a diversity of fascinating landscapes. The area covers the entire width of southern Portugal.
The eastern part from the Spanish border to Faro is called the leeward side of the Algarve. The kilometres long sandy islands and the unusual lagoons of the coastal strip are almost completely protected nature reserve. Many bird species nest here.
The famous coast west of Faro is determined by cliffs and alternating small sandy beaches. Here you will find many special rocks, caves and caverns.
The interior of the Algarve is so far mainly untouched by tourism. The hilly area is sparsely populated. Lavender, eucalyptus and pine trees grow in abundance here all year round. In January and February, almond trees cover the hills with a white sheet.
In the many typical Portuguese restaurants you can enjoy the traditional cuisine, which consists of many fish and meat dishes.
The Portuguese wines are not inferior to the best wines from nearby countries such as France, Spain and Italy.
In the quiet interior of the Algarve you will find many local artisans, who live a traditional life and earn their income mainly by craftsmanship.
The Algarve has many picturesque, small villages with beautiful, old architecture. But the cities also have plenty of interesting sights, such as the old town of Faro or the Moorish castle in Silves.
There is no shortage of entertainment in the Algarve. You have a wide choice of bars, discos, marinas and casinos. Throughout the year there are various events and festivals.
Water and amusement parks are excellent options for families. But of course there is also plenty to do along the coast, such as a day at the beach or a romantic boat trip.
In terms of sports there is something for everyone. You can go hiking, mountain biking, karting, horseback riding and rock climbing in the area. On the water you can sail, surf, kayak, kite surf and wakeboard. And of course there are plenty of golf and tennis courts.
In short: the Algarve is there for everyone.